(Columbus, Ohio) December 17, 2015: The Ohio Liberty Index is a one-two punch, arming Ohio voters like never before. Last month the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (RLCOH) unveiled the Ohio Legislative Liberty Index, scoring each and every sitting legislator on their liberty record. The 2016 Candidate Survey is the first part of the Ohio Candidate Liberty Index, which, in conjunction with the Ohio Legislator Liberty Index, will give liberty supporters in Ohio something they have never had: the ability to not only see what their current elected officials are doing in the statehouse, but the ability to decide if they want to keep them or replace them with more liberty-minded individuals.

“Republican candidates for the Ohio House and Senate can tell us their liberty story,” said Bill Yarbrough, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio. “We will score every Republican legislative race, contested or not, and whether or not a survey is returned. Ohio voters need this information to make a reasoned decision about their Republican candidates.”

The RLCOH will provide one of three scores to candidates based on the survey:

NOT RECOMMENDED – candidate did not fill out survey, answered it in an unsatisfactory manner, or responses did not coincide with candidates historical voting record (if applicable)

RECOMMENDED – candidate completed the survey satisfactorily and/or candidate voting record aligns with stated principles of the RLCOH

RECOMMENDED AND ENDORSED – candidate meets the requirements for recommendation and has been scored favorably by the voting members of the Candidate Committee after required endorsement interviews

For more information and to download a copy of the 2016 Candidate Survey, please go to http://rlcoh.org/oh-candidates


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